Weekend Programming Challenge – Issue #20 Solutions



First I would like to appologize for the late update on this issue, but our vacation began and I had no good internet while outside office.

We got 10 solutions on the Anagram words problem:

1. Javier Donaire - Ruby
2. Laurent HAAS - AWK
3. Marek Vasut - Bash
4. Antal Koos - Python
5. Ping-Panther - AWK
6. Kris Godart - PHP
7. Avishay Orpaz - Python
8. OhmOhm - Python
9. eins78 - JavaScript/Node.js
10. Richard Park - Python

The WPC is running for 20 weeks already and we wanted to celebrate this round number with something – for these who follow our blog they already know that we made ranking of the people who participated https://olimex.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/weekend-programming-challenge-ranking/

Above on the blog you see our specially designed T-shirt for the Weekend Programming Challenge. We will send three T-shirts to the top 3 in the ranking list and reset the counter from Issue #21, so everything starts over from 0.

Note these T-shirts are not for sale, the only way to got one is to submit solutions to WPC challenges 🙂

code as always is at GitHub https://github.com/OLIMEX/WPC/tree/master/ISSUE-20

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Emiliano Daddario
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 20:31:48

    Did I understand correctly? Do I need to rank in the top 3 from today to the end of issue #40? It’s very difficult, I don’t have much free time. Maybe if I learn Clojure it will be far easier! 🙂
    Why don’t you rank solutions according to some testable criterion, different from week to week? E.g. execution time on your machine, etc. (it would be up to the participants to measure execution time of their own program)… Any crazy criterion would be ok since it would be different every week, the important is that the participant can write a code (even in another language) to measure it. Or just choose the winner of the t-shirts randomly 🙂


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Aug 20, 2013 @ 22:49:09

      I have though about it but any set criterias will be subjective and I want to avoid this, what seems good for one may looks bad for other etc, nor I want to start language flame wars etc.
      the challenge “as is” now is liked by many people i.e. no competition but just share of different solutions and ideas how problem to be solved

      ..so like or not the participation i.e. submitting solution is the only way to get in the rank list 🙂

      I do not mind if people submit more than one solution for the problems this is also way to get up in the rank list.

      and of course we can make the ranking on every 10 issues


      • Emiliano Daddario
        Aug 25, 2013 @ 02:32:16

        Then the fastest way for me to get any chance to win the t-shirt is to code the same program in the dozen of serious languages I used at least once in life 😀

  2. Harshad / Madhav
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 10:08:47

    That’s Cool Tee !

    I wish there is another way to get it. 😉


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